Andrena Zawinski, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has received accolades for lyricism, form, spirituality, and social concern. Her flash fiction has appeared in Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets Anthology, U. C. Berkeley Writing Project Digital Paper, Panoplyzine, Beneath the Rainbow, Short Stories and Poems Weekly, and Ginosko. She has three full poetry books and six small collections in print. Long time teacher of writing and avid feminist, she is Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com. She recommends Lambda Literary.